Steelers Donate $70,000 to Pittsburgh Victims

02 Jan 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Stronger Than Hate campaign, launched in the wake of the shooting attack that left 11 worshippers in a local synagogue dead, has inspired the city and the world to rally around the Jewish community. On Sunday, the team donated $70,000 to help the Jewish community and the families directly affected by the October attack on Tree of Life-Or L’Simcha Congregation.

Before the Steelers’ home game against the Cincinnati Bengals, President Art Rooney II presented a check to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Fund for Victims of Terror. The Steelers rallied around Pittsburgh’s Jewish community in the wake of the attack, starting with a moment of silence the day after the attack before a home game at Heinz Field. The team’s logo was also edited to include a Star of David next to the words “Stronger Than Hate.”

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